Justine and Puneet
How We Met
We met when working together at a local restaurant in downtown San Diego. We didn’t start dating right away, but it wasn’t long after I moved to a small apartment on the beach, that Puneet was spending more and more time there. We went on many dates, eating lots of food, drinking great wine and having long, deep conversations. We bonded over our mutual love for all three of those things. As time went on, we grew closer and our relationship formed so naturally. We were great friends that fell in love, and now look at how far we’ve come.
How He Asked
We were starting the weekend with a date night dinner before heading to Palm Springs for the holiday weekend the next day. Before we headed out for the evening, Puneet said we should go a little early and walk around a bit before dinner since we hadn’t done that in a long time. I thought it was a great idea. When we arrived to La Jolla, he mentioned we should check out the trail we used to walk since it was on our way to dinner. Again, great idea! We were walking along the trail to what we called “our old bench” where we spent time after one of our first dates. When we got to the bench, I tossed my purse on it, and we walked to the edge of the cliff to look at the nearby sea lions frolicking around. I got distracted by the mountainside road and started analyzing which road was which, and when I turned back around, he was down on one knee with the ring in his hand. I completely lost it and broke down. As he started talking to me, I realized this was actually happening. He said some sweet words (I will keep with myself), and I could hardly speak I was so overwhelmed with happiness and full of love. His sisters had been following us the whole time to catch the moment on camera for us which was even more intimate! I couldn’t have been more surprised.